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State of Massachusetts Highway Engineering Internship - District Five Fall 2024 Part Time in Taunton, Massachusetts

_Position Summary_ MassDOT interns have the chance to work with some of the most highly respected engineers and specialists in the state. Duties include going on site visits, working on exciting and significant projects, and delivering quality work that has a positive and lasting influence on transportation in the Commonwealth. The internship also provides an opportunity to network with professionals across the state. This is a part time internship that will run September 2024 - December 2024. Students must commit to 15 hours per week. Engineering interns will be assigned throughout the District Five and may assist MassDOT engineers in the following areas: • Preparing plans, designs, specifications, and cost estimates for highway and bridge construction or maintenance projects. • Providing data for the preparation of engineering or environmental reports and studies. • Performing calculations such as those related to survey, traffic forecasting, soil capacity, groundwater flow, and quantity of materials. • Analyzing changes in scope of work during design and/or construction of projects. • Conducting field investigations in order to gather information needed to resolve construction, maintenance, environmental, or traffic problems. • Reviewing applications for licenses or permits for the transportation of materials and for the construction of projects. • Reviewing construction and service contract payment estimates and/or invoices for materials, equipment, and supplies. • Inspecting construction operations, such as drainage, steel placement, paving, or concrete to ensure work is being performed according to specifications. • Inspecting maintenance work, such as highway landscaping and repaving operations. • Performing related duties such as writing memoranda, letters, or general reports; collecting and correlating engineering data; maintaining records; and operating technical equipment. • Geocode- pull, redact, and analyze crash data to assist with evaluation of high crash locations and assist with performance of Road Safety Audits. • Environmental compliance and permitting; including groundwater, stormwater, air, noise, wetlands, wildlife, climatology, hazardous materials, and waste. • Assists in the biennial inspection of bridges as required. Work includes, but is not limited to, preparation for the inspection, actual inspection in the field, and compiling the final report. _Preferred Qualifications_ • Familiarity with AutoCAD. • Proficient with Microsoft Office with strong Excel skills. • Excellent verbal and analytical skills. About MassDOT: The 4,000 employees of Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) takes great pride in connecting the Commonwealth’s residents and communities. MassDOT is responsible for developing, implementing, and coordinating transportation policies and projects for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and to efficiently plan, design, construct, and maintain a safe statewide transportation system which effectively meets the transportation needs of the Commonwealth. Information about MassDOT’s inclusive culture and career opportunities can be found MassDOT’s divisions include: Highway, Registry of Motor Vehicles, Aeronautics, and Rail & Transit. Headquarters (Planning & Enterprise Services) provides business and administrative support and policy leadership for each of the four (4) divisions. This requisition will remain open until filled; however, first consideration will be given to those applicants that apply within the first 14 days. All job applications must be submitted online through MassCareers to be considered. Please provide a complete, accurate and current resume / application for MassDOT to review in order to determine if your submitted materials meet the minimum entrance requirements for the position. Current MassDOT employees should use their internal MassCareers account to apply. · For questions regarding the job posting, please email the MassDOT Talent Acquisition Team at · For general questions regarding MassDOT, call the Human Resources Service Center at 857-368-4722. · For a disability‐related reasonable accommodation or alternative application method, call call ADA Coordinator, Lucy Bayard, at 857-274-1935 * * An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Females, minorities, veterans, and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply. The Commonwealth is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, national origin, veteran status, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. Research suggests that qualified women, Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color (BIPOC) may self-select out of opportunities if they don't meet 100% of the job requirements. We encourage individuals who believe they have the skills necessary to thrive to apply for this role. Job: Contractor* *Organization: Massachusetts Department of Transportation *Title: *Highway Engineering Internship - District Five Fall 2024 Part Time Location: Massachusetts-Taunton-1000 County Street Requisition ID: 2400049T